VIDEO from Synaptic Digital and OutLast™: Next Generation Hand Sanitizer: 2 Minutes Aren't Enough

More Than 50 Percent of Americans Don't Know Leading Hand Sanitizers Only Last Two Minutes, National Survey Reveals

Oct 29, 2010, 09:46 ET from Synaptic Digital from ,OutLast(TM)

DALLAS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-eight percent of Americans think hand sanitizers last 30 times longer than the leading products actually do, according to results from a nationwide survey of 1,007 men and women released today. Many Americans use hand sanitizers for peace of mind, but what they don't know is that leading, short-acting hand sanitizers only last two minutes.

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"People understand that clean hands are the first line of defense against transmitting illness-causing germs," said Shanta Modak, Ph.D., research scientist at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons who invented the patented OutLast™ Hand Sanitizer formula.  "While cleaning your hands is standard procedure among healthcare professionals, it's not always convenient for everyone to wash with soap and water several times as they go about their day."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), keeping hands clean is one of the most effective steps people can take to avoid getting sick and passing on germs to others.  When soap and water are unavailable, the CDC recommends the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Unlike most other products on the market today, OutLast™ Long-Lasting Hand Sanitizer from Healthpoint contains a patented alcohol-based formula that kills 99.99 percent of germs instantly and works for up to six hours.

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